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Human Rights and Human Resource Management Are Intertwined

By Nicole Martin   Companies have a responsibility to respect and protect their employees’ human rights – both ethically and legally. While such respect and protection should be embedded throughout all business functions, human resource management team members are those most closely entrenched in the concept. They are the team members tasked with creating policies […]

What Does Equity in the Workplace Mean?

By Nicole Martin   Equity in the workplace is frequently the focus of articles on building an inclusive culture, typically highlighted in DEI&B (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging) training, and often addressed in news features on workplace topics, such as pay disparity. While the buzzword is familiar, what “equity” exactly means is not always clear […]

How to Improve Equity in the Workplace in 2023

By Nicole Martin   With the end of the year upon us, now is the perfect time to reflect on the effectiveness of your 2022 human resources equity initiatives and plan for an even more productive 2023. Before you start designing your strategies for moving forward, you should compare your benchmarks with goal metrics to […]

End of Year Reflection Questions for Employees

By Nicole Martin   As the year comes to a close, it’s a great time for leaders to reflect and get a view of the bigger picture. This introspection, however, should not solely focus on leadership’s own thoughts or data found in reports. To truly assess the highs and lows of the year, leaders should […]

Real-Time Employee Feedback is Valuable

By Nicole Martin   More and more companies are turning away from the single annual employee review and moving toward providing real-time feedback for managing performance throughout the year. While requiring greater involvement, this shift is good for both the company and its workforce. Annual and quarterly reviews are simply insufficient when it comes to […]

How to Increase Your Chances of Getting a Promotion

By Nicole Martin   For most people, a job is not just a way to make money, it is part of a career path with the current position being just one step closer to the position you truly desire.  That’s why today’s workers are seeking out organizations with clear opportunities for career development.  While many […]

Why Performance Reviews Are Important for Career Development

By Nicole Martin   Ah, performance reviews… the task that everyone loves to hate! Employees tend to dread them, even despise them – and often for good reason. Many organizations continue to take a narrow, outdated, one-sided approach to these reviews focused solely on evaluating past performance and pointing out everything that is wrong with […]

Dyslexia Tools for the Workplace

By Kimberly Kafafian   I can tell you first hand that the dyslexic mind works differently. I am disorganized and I misplace things. I am 5 minutes late to almost every meeting. I lose my train of thought while speaking sometimes. And I often rush to get my thoughts out because I’m worried about forgetting […]

Famous Business Leaders with Dyslexia

By Kimberly Kafafian   When you think of what it takes to be a successful business leader, the qualities that often come to mind are business savvy, creativity, vision, motivation, excellent communication skills, adaptability, problem solving, empathy, etc. One thing that doesn’t typically jump out is neurodiverse. Businesses often think of neurodiverse employees more narrowly […]